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Academic Studies

Most of the children are enrolled in public schools in the area. Those who are significantly behind in school, have a very low educational level or have serious behavioral problems continue their schooling directly at CIMA with teachers from the Center for Alternative Basic Education (CEBA).

All the children, who are enrolled in public schools or in CIMA, participate in the leveling classrooms during the week.

These classes have as objectives:

  • LEVELING UP CHILDREN ACADEMIC
  • TRAIN LITERACY CHILDREN who have not attended school
  • MOTIVATE AND DEVELOP A TASTE FOR STUDIES (through alternative educational methods with dynamics and drawings)
  • GUIDANCE AND SUPPORT
  • EDUCATE AND TRANSMIT KNOWLEDGE
  • WORK ON VALUES (discipline, participation, equality within the group)

To work with children of different school levels, leveling teachers develop progressive modules adapted to the school level of each one.

Therapeutic and Occupational Workshops

Farm, carpentry, clothing and crafts, fabric painting, music, hydroponics, technical initiation and computing. They take place from Monday to Friday. Children schooled abroad study at school in the morning and have leveling in the afternoon, so that only children schooled at CIMA participate in the workshops.

The workshops have as objectives:

  • A THERAPEUTIC FUNCTION. Through the workshops the discipline is learned and values are transmitted. In addition, the workshops serve as an occupational therapy, occupying the children’s hands and minds so that they do not have time to think about bad memories of their life before CIMA.
  • THE ACQUISITION OF A TECHNICAL KNOWLEDGE. The workshops give the children technical training, which can serve as a basis for future work. Some children have decided to specialize in this field and have found work.
  • THE VALORIZATION OF TALENTS. The workshops offer children the opportunity to develop their manual skills and discover that they have talents.
  • THE GENERATION OF OWN INCOME. The workshops help in the economic part of the institution in several ways:
    • generation of products for internal consumption (agricultural activity)
    • generation of products for sale (products from the fabric painting workshops, clothing and crafts and beekeeping)
    • performing home maintenance work

Life

Spiritual

Spiritual life plays an important role in the rehabilitation process of children and adolescents.

Although it is not mandatory to be of Christian confession to enter CIMA, daily community prayers are mandatory. They constitute important moments in the life of the home, strengthening the personal development of the children, the learning of values and reinforcing the cohesion between them. Mass outings are also organized on weekends.

Children who wish to receive preparatory talks for the first communion or confirmation

Recreational Activities

Sport is an activity of greater importance for the personal development of children and adolescents . From Monday to Friday, they have a mandatory hour of sports and on weekends they organize soccer championships.

  • Sport serves as therapy since it channels negative energies and allows us to detect violent attitudes (physical, verbal aggression,…) and then change them.

CIMA also has a library that is well stocked with reference books, literary works, short stories, and school texts.

  • Leveling teachers as well as CEBA teachers use it every week.
  • In addition, there are free reading times during the week at night and on weekends during which children can play board games and borrow books.
  • Through this activity, the pleasure of reading is encouraged as a tool for personal development.

In addition, other educational or recreational activities are organized on weekends: informative talks and awareness workshops on health and sexuality, artistic activities, events such as celebrations of children’s birthdays, the anniversary of CIMA or the annual meeting of the former residents among others.

Likewise, CIMA has developed links with allied organizations (schools, student groups, associations) that offer specific activities to children, and support CIMA with financial or material donations.

Periodically, the “Talent Afternoon” is also organized, during which children and adolescents can demonstrate their skills in singing, music, poetry, drawings, dance… This event is very important to strengthen the self-esteem of children and adolescents.

Participation in Collective Life

Community life implies that children participate in the fulfillment of some tasks for the benefit of all. They are obliged to take care of the cleaning and ordering of their pavilion. In addition, they have to work obligatory hours in the kitchen and on the farm, cultivating the land and raising animals, activities that are used for household consumption.

  • These tasks are part of the learning process of the values of discipline and hygiene of life.